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Photo credit to Major Miles
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Yarn Porn

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I haven’t done this in a while so let me show you some enhancement in my yarn stash. No, I haven’t been shopping up a storm. These have been in the stash for a while and I’ve only just taken photos of them. Except the Sundara. Those are from clubs. I never said I was on a yarn diet. Shut up and just enjoy the porn.

Western Sky Knits Homegrown Sock, 100% superwash merino, 420 yards, colourway Mix It Up 2
mix it up

Western Sky Knits Twinkle Sock, 400 yards, it has 5% stellina, colourway Butterfly Wings
butterfly wings

welthase fingering merino light, single ply 100% superwash merino, 400 yards, colourway Blue Blessing, exclusive from the Strickmich! Club for the Samadhi shawlette
blue blessing

DyeForYarn Merino/Silk Fingering, 75/25 blend, 437 yards, colourway Fire in a Princess Place, also from the Strickmich! Club exclusive for the Knit Your Love shawl.
Fire Engine in a Princess Palace

Tosh Mo Light, 80% merino/20% mohair, 420 yards, colourway Antique Lace, from last year’s Sweater Club courtesy of Michelle who did not fancy the goat hair. I’m thinking of making a Hitofude with this.
antique lace

Knit Picks Stroll Tonal, 75% merino/25% nylon, 462 yards, colourway Blue Violet
blue violet

Same as above, colourwau Pearlescent. Can you tell I’m thinking of a stripey shawl for these two? Okay, so maybe not but I bought these thinking of Romi Hill’s Red Rock Canyon.
pearlescent

And now for the ultimate luxury that is Sundara Yarn’s Fingering Merino Cashmere. Squishy 70/20/10 blend of merino, cashmere and nylon, it is the same base as Bugga. I’m actually surprised that I have not made anything with this yarn yet. Must remedy that this year. The label says it has 500 yards in the 150g skein but, as every Sundara Yarn fan would know, Sundara is generous and underestimates the yardage so there are some skeins with about 600 yards in it. Colourway below is Sky Through the Cedars.
Sky Through the Cedars

This is Romeo from the monthly club.
romeo

And of course, where Romeo goes, Juliette follows.
juliette

A Luxury Club shipment, this is Inspired by Night #77. Deep, dark blue and black. Perfect for a top or a shrug, or a very large shawl.
inspired by night #77

I hope you enjoyed this edition of Yarn Porn. Hopefully next time you see these, they will be knitted up!

Long weekend

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This is what our weekend will look like:
rixos

Can’t wait! It’s the Rixos Bab Al Bahr in Ras Al Khaimah.

Catch you all on the flipside. Be safe. And for those in the pit of hell that is the UAE, stay cool! Enjoy your weekend.

Wordless Wednesday

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FO: Neverending lace

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My knitting this year has slowed down considerably although I feel like I am always knitting! It could partly be because the items I have finished so far are large pattern-heavy shawls. Not complaining, but wish I could tick more WIPs from the list. And don’t even get me started on my ever-changing Ravelry queue!

I’m glad to have finished this shawl, though. It’s Daybreak by Stephen West, back when he was just a normal knitwear designer and not this avant-garde, neon-eye-make-up-wearing, flower-pasting pixie. Not dissing, it’s entertaining but really takes focus away from the designs. Ah well, thank you, Stephen for these sensible designs from your early years.
daybreak hulk
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Last few days

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Warning: photo dump post.

The last few days spent by the teenagers here seemed to fly right by. One minute we were picking them up from the airport, and the next we were packing suitcases again. It’s only their second trip home since going to college but I think they’ve got this travelling light thing sorted.

Anyway, here are some of the photos of their last few days in Dubai. Joseph took these photos of the sunset while we were in the car on our way to dinner.
sunset
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Happy birthday, Adriana!

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Not that Adrianna, the other Adriana :)

Happy birthday, inaanak. Hope you have a wonderful party in the Philippines.

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Stay-cation 2014

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Early in May, we went out of town, three emirates over, to spend the weekend at the Marjan Island Resort & Spa. Naturally, we used a discount voucher from Triperna/Cobone. It’s in Ras Al Khaimah, and the hotel is on a man-made island that juts out to the sea. The trip wasn’t that long so we arrived well ahead of check-in time. That probably explains why the rooms I requested were not ready. Result: we got upgraded to a premium suite! Yay! This is the lobby of the hotel. Neat, simple, lots of gold tones.
marjan lobby

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